Bug out bags get a lot of attention in the prepper community. Get home bags, on the other hand, aren’t talked about nearly as often. Which is kind of strange, when you think about it, because you’re more likely to need a get home bag than a bug out bag.
What do I mean by that? Well, the odds of a disaster so severe that you have to leave your home are actually fairly low. Yes, you should be prepared, but it’s more likely not to happen than to happen.
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However, the odds that you’ll face a disaster where you have trouble getting back home (due to destroyed bridges, collapsed tunnels, flooded roads, or just a lot of traffic) are much higher. In case one of those disasters occurs, you need some basic supplies so you can get home safely.
So if you haven’t already, it’s time to start putting together a get home bag, and the items mentioned in this video by BlackScoutSurvival are a good place to start. He suggests the following:
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- Water – A container, a silcock key, and a purifier.
- Shelter – Such as a coat, tarp, sleeping bag, etc.
- Self-Defense – Weapons like a firearm or a knife.
- Medical – A good first aid trauma kit.
- Food – Things that don’t need to be cooked.
Watch the video below to learn more about the concept of a get home bag, why it’s so important, and more details on the suggested items.